PlayStation Store Removing Movie/TV Purchases This August

This isn't the first time Spider-Man has faded away.


PlayStation have announced that, come August 31st, you’ll no longer be able to purchase or rent TV shows and movies from the PlayStation Store, as the feature is being removed. The news comes from a PlayStation Blog post published earlier today.


Wait, No More Movies On My PlayStation?

It would appear not. Vanessa Lee, Head of Video Business at Sony Interactive Entertainment, states in the blog post that Sony are “evolving our offerings as customer needs change”, those changes being players relying streaming based services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and more.

Vanessa adds: “We’ve seen tremendous growth from PlayStation fans using subscription-based and ad-based entertainment streaming services on our consoles. With this shift in customer behavior, we have decided to no longer offer movie and TV purchases and rentals through PlayStation Store as of August 31, 2021.”


What About Any Purchases Already Made?

Players who’ve made any movie or TV purchases on the PlayStation Store will still be able to access those purchases, so you won’t be losing anything you’ve put money on. You’ll be able access these purchases across PS4, PS5 and mobile devices too.

The fact that Sony are removing movie and TV purchases from the PS Store, even though Sony still have their movie division, and an Uncharted movie on the way, and they’re reportedly developing TV shows based on PlayStation properties, is a bit of a weird move. However, the strength of streaming services right now cannot be denied.

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